Higher Education

SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education – quick write up

Maggie Hutchings and myself went to the SRHE’s international conference in Wales to present our research exploring ideas of organisational learning and widening participation. Jacqueline Priego presented her research on participatory learning and undergraduate research assistants. The theme of the conference was Exploring Freedom and Control in global higher education. The thread running through the whole event was… Read more »

Video resource: “University spending explained”

An excellent resource for our #TeachBU students and members of staff has been made available via the Universities UK website. “Increased student contributions to the cost of higher education have led to a greater interest in university spending. This interactive explainer shows how universities in England spend their money, and how all of this ultimately… Read more »

Reminder: ‘Applying for HEA Fellowship’ sessions

One of BU’s key performance indicators in BU2018 is that every academic has either Fellowship (or higher) of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a teaching qualification. These introductory ‘Applying for HEA Fellowship’ sessions have been designed to support colleagues with their HEA applications through TeachBU. The sessions will be run by Faculty Mentors who… Read more »

BU is hosting the National PASS/PAL Leader Conference 2016 this weekend (4th-6th November)

BU is hosting the 7th annual UK, Ireland and European PAL Leader Conference between 4th to 6th November. The conference will be attended by PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) Leaders from 34 universities around the UK, Ireland and Europe in order to share best practice and celebrate the success of the scheme. 40 staff members will be… Read more »

ESRC Festival of Social Science: Fair Access Research

Festival of Social Science Date: Monday 7 November Time: 10am-1pm Location: F105, Fusion, Talbot Campus Register Here What does it mean to be a student in the 21st century? As part of ESRC’s Festival of Social Science BU researchers Dr Vanessa Heaslip, Dr Clive Hunt, Dr Maggie Hutchings and Dr Alex Wardrop  will be leading a… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship

One of BU’s key performance indicators in BU2018 is that every academic has either Fellowship (or higher) of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a teaching qualification. These introductory ‘Applying for HEA Fellowship’ sessions have been designed to support colleagues with their HEA applications through TeachBU. The sessions will be run by Faculty Mentors who… Read more »

My Voice, My Story: photography, students and social change

Members of the Fair Access Research programme spent the morning working with students in our first workshop for the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science.  In My Voice, My Story, we are exploring what it means to be a non-traditional student at university through the participatory photographic and story technique, photovoice. This technique sees you become the researchers of… Read more »

BiNE – Biosciences in Nurse Education

Biosciences in Nurse Education (BiNE) Autumn meeting 12th September 2016, Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, Birmingham City University I recently joined the BiNE Group and attended what turned out to be a stimulating and fascinating autumn meeting at Birmingham City University. In attendance from higher education institutions across the UK was a mix of… Read more »

Introduction to Education Practice: A Programme for Research Students

The next session of our ‘Introduction to Education Practice‘ course will run from the 31st of October to the 2nd of November. This is a research-driven, practice-based course, aimed at doctoral students who are or will be supporting teaching activities. The course has four main aims: To introduce students to theoretical and practical knowledge on… Read more »

Presentation by Dr Sandra Goldsworthy, (Associate) Research Professor in Simulation Education, University of Calgary

12-1pm, Wednesday 19th October in EB702 Sandra Goldsworthy has kindly agreed to visit BU when she is visiting England next month. Sandra is a nurse academic from the University of Calgary, and her specialism is simulation education which I know is an area of great interest to many of us in BU. She has kindly agreed to… Read more »